Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. The use of she/her/hers pronouns in some articles is not intended to be exclusionary. Eating disorders can affect people of all genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, body shapes, and weights.

Friday, April 17, 2015RT

Communicate, from the Latin word “communicare”, means “to share”. We share our thoughts, feelings, needs, and interests through our speech, writing, body language, dress and appearance, what we listen to, and what we spend our time doing. Thoughtful and effective communication, or sharing, can be very difficult. Effective communication builds trust and aids in problem-solving and decision-making processes. It requires a level of vulnerability as well as receptiveness that can be challenging or even frightening.

This week, Recreation, Music, and Movement Therapies will explore and identify effective communication skills and styles. Through providing opportunities to practice these skills, the women at Center for Change will have opportunities to improve communication efficacy.